Music Ed Mentor Podcast #047: Benefiting from Critique

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #047: Benefiting from Critique

This week my guest is David Beil, expert band director and host of the “Beyond the Clef” podcast. We share some of our personal critique stories and talk about why we take groups to festival (and other performances) in the first place. We also discuss how we deal with criticism from judges, fellow directors, students, parents, and administrators.

Do you know the feeling of having royally messed up and been called out on it? Join us for insights on how to recover from situations like this – and for ways to avoid feeling that way from the start.

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Key Takeaways

  • Celebrate small wins
  • Choose your attitude
  • Never be defensive or make excuses – just listen
  • Temper your expectations

100 Motivational Memes

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Additional Resources

Elisa Janson Jones

Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs. With an MBA alongside her degree in music, she is also a coach and consultant to small businesses and nonprofits around the country, and serves as the conductor of her local community band. She has been teaching music for nearly 20 years and currently holds the prestigious position of elementary music teacher at a private K-8 Catholic School in Grand Junction, Colorado. Elisa is a frequent conference presenter, podcast guest, and contributor to music education magazines. She is the founder of the International Music Education Summit and the author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive.

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